Rubber - Dry Ice Blast Cleaning

A major problem faced by rubber molders is mold fouling. Build-up of cured material and mold release agents causes molds that stick, blemishes and unwanted flash on final parts, making them unusable and requiring line shutdown for cleaning. Traditional cleaning methods such as manual scraping or glass bead blasting can be time consuming, ineffective, damaging to molds and result in high labor and material costs.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning allows for in-place cleaning – without major disassembly or cool down. And because dry ice cleaning systems use non-abrasive media in the form of recycled CO2, it won’t damage the molds. With Dry Ice Blast Cleaning, rubber molders can extend their running times and enhance their productivity.

Cleaning with Dry Ice Blast Cleaning in the Rubber Industry Will:

  • Clean online, no cool down required
  • Reduce production shutdown
  • Reduce product scrap; No more delayed cleaning, resulting in product defects
  • Provide a non-abrasive clean
  • Eliminate impact damage or mold erosion when compared to traditional cleaning methods
  • Increase production time by 25-50%*
  • Reduce cleaning time and labour cost up to 75%*
  • Provide an environmentally responsible clean with no secondary waste
    * Individual results may vary

Proven Rubber Applications for Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Include:

  • Injection Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Tyre Molds
  • Blow Molding
  • Metal Bonded Mold
  • Lift Press
  • Tilt-back Press
  • Liquid Silicone Rubber